Diploma - Counselling
Diploma in COUNSELLING
Many social problems faced by people in Sri Lanka are associated with dramatic social changes that took place during the past few decades especially the internal armed conflict and tsunami disaster. This is experienced in all institutions such as family, educational institutions, employment agencies, government bureaucracies' etc. Sri Lanka now ranks as the country that has the second highest suicide rate in the world. The civil war during the past two decades in the North and East adds to the unbearable psychological stress in people. It also causes incurable wounds in individuals' mind and body.
Appropriate skills to help the individuals to overcome the psychological trauma will help to a great extent to develop a better understanding of the individuals and to meet their aspiration and expectations thus reducing to a considerable degree the stress that leads to social costs.
- Develop acceptable levels of competencies required for professional counselors to impart their services effectively.
- Enable the counselors to develop required attitudes and finesse of a highly dedicated professional to serve his/her counselees well.
- Sensitizes trainees to the requirements of a professional and the requirements to develop a highly dedicated community of professional counselors.
Teaching methods will be participatory. Practical skill development methods will also be used i.e. group discussions, role-plays, individual presentations, case analyses, field visits and exercises.
School teachers, university lecturers, career counsellors, social workers, community development officers, community leaders, counsellors, youth workers, sports managers and coaches, police and armed forces, trainers, lawyers, family counsellors, medical officers, health workers and others in the related field.
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
The programme is designed to have a core programme consisting of seven modules and two compulsory modules. In addition a range of elective modules are offered from which a minimum number of five is to be taken by the students. Assignments, field visits and guest lecture series are also included.
||Basic Counselling skills
||Sociological Perspectives of Counselling
||Family Problems and Counselling
||Mental Health & Psychopathology
||Introduction to Research Methods
||Human Sexuality & Reproductive Health
||Conflict in the workplace & Employee Counselling
||Sexual Abuse & Harassment
||Disaster, Conflict & Trauma Counselling
||Substance Use & Abuse
||Child and Youth Counselling
(Practical training Internship)
Practical training - Project Report
One year (300 institutions hours)
Date and Time
Every Saturday and the last Sunday of the Month. (altogether 5 days per month)
From 08.15 a.m. to 05.30 p.m.
Course Fee : Rs.45,000 VAT 12% and 3% NBT) 409035558/7000
Registration Fee : Rs. 500/-
Stand alone modules : Rs.3,000/- per module
(Not relevant to full course holders)
Stand Alone Modules
Those who are interested in following any of the modules are encouraged to register & follow any one of them. They need not register for the entire diploma program. However, the credits they accumulate will be valid & may be transferred if they opt to register for the full programme on a future date.
Registered No. P01/0171
Please contact more information
Course Coordinator (Diploma in Counselling)
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
SRI LANKA FOUNDATION
No. 100, Independence Square, Colombo 07.
Tel: 011-2695249 / 011-2691814
Fax: 011-2691028 / 011-2679686